Illinois River Nearing Flood Stage

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The Illinois River is nearing flood stage in Western Benton County.

The Illinois River is nearing flood stage in Western Benton County.

The area hasn’t seen any flooding this year though it can be dangerous if the river overflows its banks.

Emergency crews are on standby if flooding becomes an issue.

Drivers are urged to take caution, especially at night when visibility is low.